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You'll Soon Be Able to Smoke from Hunter S. Thompson's Personal Weed Stash

Guess we know what weed the guys in your English 201 class will be smoking.

by Allison Tierney
Nov 30 2016, 6:30pm

Though the forefather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, has been dead for over a decade, we're finally going to be able to fulfill our far-fetched fantasy of doing his drugs. The writer's widow, Anita Thompson, is plotting to sell six different strains of weed that were saved from the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author's personal stash, the Aspen Times reports.

"Since it became legal, I get approached probably once a month by cannabis growers, dispensaries," Anita Thompson, who now owns the writer's old compound in Colorado, told the Times. "I've had probably ten meetings in the last three years, and I always ended up saying no because it's the same story every time: Somebody wants to slap Hunter's name on their strain."

She is now working with a cannabis company to grow the strains she saved from her husband's stash, which will eventually be sold at recreational dispensaries and of course will be called "Gonzo." Thompson jokingly told the Times that she is "looking forward to being a drug lord."

Known for his association with booze and illicit substances—"two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers"—the writer was vocal about his adoration for cannabis:

"I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits—and millions of Americans agree with me."

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